WTEB is the flagship station for Public Radio East, a news and information radio network in eastern North Carolina. WTEB was launched in 1984, on the frequency 89.5, at 66 kW. Later the station moved to 89.3 and increased power to 100 kW. The station has won many awards, including outstanding news operation from the Associated Press. Sister stations include WZNB (FM), New Bern at 88.5, WBJD (FM) Atlantic Beach at 91.5, and WKNS (FM) Kinston at 90.3. Public Radio East also operates a repeater in the city of Greenville, NC at 88.1 The call sign for the repeater is W201AO. Public Radio East split into two services in early 2003, the original classical and news format stayed on WTEB, while the other stations became the News and Ideas Network.